American poet and writer whose works address Jewish identity, women's issues, politics, and the urban experience. Her best-known works include Riding the D Train, Lilith, and Anything You Don't See.
She taught at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and at Rutgers University.
She published a tabloid-like literary magazine entitled Home Planet News.
She was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. She settled in New York with her poet husband Donald Lev.
She and Emily Dickinson were both female poets from the northeastern United States.